The Artist with the Most Grammy Nominations Is . . . Steven Colbert’s Bandleader???

Nominees for the “64th Annual Grammys” were announced Tuesday.  Justin BieberDoja Cat, and H.E.R. scored eight each, while Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo tied with seven.

But the artist with the most nods is Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” bandleader  Jon Batiste.  (???)  He has 11, including Record of the Year and Album of the Year.  He also has nominations in the Roots and R&B categories, plus he’s up for a Grammy for the soundtrack to the Pixar movie “Soul”.

In addition to Batiste, the Album of the Year category will see mortal enemies Kanye West and Taylor Swift battle it out, along with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, and Olivia Rodrigo.

Surprisingly, this was Taylor’s ONLY nomination this year.

ABBA scored their first nomination EVER, “I Still Have Faith in You” is up for Record of the Year.

Selena Gomez also got her first nomination:  “Revelación” is up for Best Latin Pop Album.

Country singer Morgan Wallen is still serving his suspension for being caught on video saying the N-word.  He got NOTHING, even though he had one of the most popular albums of the year.

Machine Gun Kelly also got snubbed, and he wasn’t happy about it.

Meanwhile, The Weeknd, who is famously fed up with the Grammys and won’t even submit his music, got THREE nominations.  But they were for contributions to tracks by Kanye and Doja Cat, so that’s beyond his control.

Jay-Z picked up three nods this year, giving him a lifetime total of 83, which is the all-time record.  Before today, he was tied with Quincy Jones at 80.  Jay has WON 23 Grammys so far.  (So he’s lost 60 times.  That must SUCK.)

You can see the most important nominees here.  Or you can wade through the complete list at

Album of the Year:

“We Are”,  Jon Batiste

“Love for Sale”,  Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

“Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)”,  Justin Bieber

“Planet Her (Deluxe)”,  Doja Cat

“Happier Than Ever”,  Billie Eilish

“Back of My Mind”,  H.E.R.

“Montero”,  Lil Nas X

“Sour”,  Olivia Rodrigo

“Evermore”,  Taylor Swift

“Donda”,  Kanye West


Record of the Year:

“I Still Have Faith in You”,  ABBA

“Freedom”,  Jon Batiste

“I Get a Kick Out of You”,  Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

“Peaches”,  Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon

“Right on Time”,  Brandi Carlile

“Kiss Me More”,  Doja Cat featuring SZA

“Happier Than Ever”,  Billie Eilish

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”,  Lil Nas X

“drivers license”,  Olivia Rodrigo

“Leave the Door Open”,  Silk Sonic



Song of the Year:

“Bad Habits”,  Ed Sheeran

“A Beautiful Noise”,  Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile

“drivers license”,  Olivia Rodrigo

“Fight for You”,  H.E.R.

“Happier Than Ever”,  Billie Eilish

“Kiss Me More”,  Doja Cat featuring SZA

“Leave the Door Open”,  Silk Sonic

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”,  Lil Nas X

“Peaches”,  Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon

“Right On Time”,  Brandi Carlile


Best New Artist:

Arooj Aftab

Jimmie Allen

Baby Keem


Glass Animals

Japanese Breakfast


Arlo Parks

Olivia Rodrigo



Best Pop Vocal Album:

“Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)”,  Justin Bieber

“Planet Her (Deluxe)”,  Doja Cat

“Happier Than Ever”,  Billie Eilish

“Positions”,  Ariana Grande

“Sour”,  Olivia Rodrigo



Best Pop Solo Performance:

“Anyone”,  Justin Bieber

“Right On Time”,  Brandi Carlile

“Happier Than Ever”,  Billie Eilish

“Positions”,  Ariana Grande

“drivers license”,  Olivia Rodrigo


Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group:

“I Get a Kick Out of You”,  Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

“Lonely”,  Justin Bieber and benny blanco

“Butter”,  BTS

“Higher Power”,  Coldplay

“Kiss Me More”,  Doja Cat featuring SZA


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

“Love for Sale”,  Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

“Til We Meet Again (Live)”,  Norah Jones

“A Tori Kelly Christmas”,  Tori Kelly

“Ledisi Sings Nina”,  Ledisi

“That’s Life”,  Willie Nelson

“A Holly Dolly Christmas”,  Dolly Parton


Best Rock Performance:

“Shot in the Dark”,  AC/DC

“Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)”,  Black Pumas

“Nothing Compares 2 U”,  Chris Cornell

“Ohms”,  Deftones

“Making a Fire”,  Foo Fighters



Best Rock Album:

“Power Up”,  AC/DC

“Capitol Cuts-Live From Studio A”,  Black Pumas

“No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1”,  Chris Cornell

“Medicine at Midnight”,  Foo Fighters

“McCartney III”,  Paul McCartney


Best Alternative Music Album:

“Shore”,  Fleet Foxes

“If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power”,  Halsey

“Jubilee,  Japanese Breakfast

“Collapsed in Sunbeams”,  Arlo Parks

“Daddy’s Home”,  St. Vincent


Best R&B Performance:

“Lost You”,  Snoh Aalegra

“Peaches”,  Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon

“Damage”,  H.E.R.

“Leave the Door Open”,  Silk Sonic

“Pick Up Your Feelings”,  Jazmine Sullivan


Best Rap Performance:

“Family Ties”,  Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Up”,  Cardi B

“My . Life”,  J. Cole featuring 21 Savage and Morray

“Way 2 Sexy”,  Drake featuring Future and Young Thug

“Thot S***”,  Megan Thee Stallion


Best Melodic Rap Performance:

“Pride . Is . The . Devil”,  J. Cole featuring Lil Baby

“Need to Know”,  Doja Cat

“Industry Baby”,  Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow

“Wusyaname”,  Tyler, The Creator featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Ty Dolla $ign

“Hurricane”,  Kanye West featuring The Weeknd and Lil Baby


Best Rap Album:

“The Off-Season,  J. Cole

“Certified Lover Boy”,  Drake

“King’s Disease II”,  Nas

“Call Me If You Get Lost”,  Tyler, The Creator

“Donda”,  Kanye West


Best Spoken Word Album:

“Aftermath”,  LeVar Burton

“Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation From John Lewis”,  Don Cheadle

“Catching Dreams: Live at Fort Knox Chicago”,  J. Ivy

“8:46”,  Dave Chappelle and Amir Sulaiman

“A Promised Land”,  Barack Obama


Best Comedy Album:

“The Comedy Vaccine”,  Lavell Crawford

“Evolution”,  Chelsea Handler

“Sincerely Louis CK”,  Louis C.K.

“Thanks for Risking Your Life”,  Lewis Black

“The Greatest Average American”,  Nate Bargatze

“Zero F***s Given”,  Kevin Hart